As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, our thoughts naturally turn to those items we couldn’t live without. Here’s a top 10 list of things of what the editors and contributors of Model Airplane News and Electric Flight appreciate having. What RC/modeling innovations are you thankful for? Almost-ready-to-fly planes. Building is fun, but you’ve got […]
When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in […]
One of the most unique RAF aircraft to come out after WW2 and just before the dawn of the jet age was the MB-5 from the Martin Baker company. Only one was built and it was never developed past the prototype stage. Used for flight design testing, it was eventually used as a target drone […]
This emission-free, environmentally friendly helicopter may be the rotorcraft of the future! Designed by German company e-Volo, it has 18 electric motors and can carry two people. After its ground-breaking test flights, the e-Volo managing director commented, “Rich and incredibly quiet sound, absolutely no noticeable vibrations in the flight, convincing structure with a great, new spring […]
When it comes to using drones in the military, the US Navy doesn’t fool around! Claiming to have the best pilots (Aviators) on the planet, the US Navy also has the most sophisticated Drones now in military service. Or, soon to be. Far from the old “Shadow” twin boom UAVs that were caught in nets, […]
Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to […]
In the office for flight review is the amazing new 350 QX quadcopter from Blade. This multi-rotor aerial vehicle has GPS and advanced built-in stability. It has several flight modes and is designed to carry a GoPro Camera. In the Smart Mode the 350 QX literally flies itself and has the ability to travel in […]
Check out this 15-foot-long, 17-foot-span A-380 Airbus! Powered by four Jetcat P120 turbines, this aircraft consumes a gallon of fuel every 3 minutes! The magnificent model was filmed at a Swiss airshow. Thanks to RCHeliJet for posting this on YouTube.
At the recent Monster Planes Fly In in Lakeland FL, several amazing scale warbirds and classics showed up to enjoy a weekend of RC fun. MAN’s Rich Uravitch and Ace Photo Guy David Hart were on hand to capture all the excitement and you will be able to read all about it in the upcoming February […]
This is serious RC! The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier’s pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Weighing only 16 grams (0.56 ounces), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter but it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware.
Warbirds! Everyone loves warbirds! Of all the airplanes ever made I’m sure everyone has at least one favorite war plane. From the WWI to modern jets, you must have a favorite. So when Bay City Flyers of the Tampa area had a warbirds event everyone came. November 9 was the day the Bay City Flyers […]
Wow! Talk about small! This new fully functional micro-size quad-copter is amazingly small! Out of the box, it can be ready for flight in as much time as it takes to charge the on-board battery with the included USB charger. And it also includes the smallest 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter we’ve ever seen! For more information go […]